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Record 1032

Reading Experience:

'Despising his job in a Birmingham factory, V.W. Garratt surrounded his workbench with a barricade of boxes, set up a small mirror to provide early warning of the foreman's approach and studied the Everyman's Library Sartor Resartus when he was being paid to solder gas-meter fittings.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:V.W. Garratt
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1892
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: factory worker
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Carlyle
Title: Sartor Resartus
Genre: Fiction, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Everyman edition
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1032  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 42
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (2001), p. 42,, accessed: 27 January 2023

Additional comments:

See V.W. Garrat, 'A Man in the Street' (London, 1939) pp.80-1



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